Digital communications

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Policy report

Winning hearts and likes

This report highlights and recognises the value of social media for the defence community — especially as a means of providing information and support for currently serving personnel and their families—by supporting the use of Facebook for those purposes by all defence units.
Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Report

Weaponised deep fakes: national security and democracy

A deep fake is a digital forgery created through deep learning (a subset of AI). Deep fakes can create entirely new content or manipulate existing content, including video, images, audio and text. This paper argues that policymakers face a narrowing window of opportunity to minimise...
Report

What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online

Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.
Report

The U.S — China race and the fate of transatlantic relations

Technological dominance is a key dimension of the competition between the United States and China, one that is further stressing transatlantic relations. This paper analyzes the narrative and reality around the nexus between new technologies, defense of shared values, and regulation.
Survey

American Trends Panel survey methodology and COVID-19 Questions

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. The panel wave conducted March 19 to March 24, 2020 drew 11,537 responses out of 15,433 who were sampled...
Article

Americans turn to technology during COVID-19 outbreak, say an outage would be a problem

This survey, administered between 19 and 24 March 2020 to more than 11,0000 Americans, included a set of questions on their use of digital technologies.
Blog post

Community resilience: is empathy possible in an online world?

With crisis management, disruptions to a sense of belonging and rising digital dependency, Sally Hussey asks whether empathy is possible in an online world.
Briefing paper

Most of our social interactions are already digital – so will physical isolation change anything?

This briefing paper suggests that many Australians won‘t have to change much to adapt to new ways of online socialising. Data from the 2017 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes show that for about 45% of Australians, all or most of their communication with family members...
Report

Management of spectrum reallocation to support the deployment of 5G services

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of spectrum reallocation to support the deployment of 5G services.